The collar

09/22/2018

Those who find the spiritual life restrictive can find instruction in George Herbert’s poem, “The Collar.” The poem begins on a note of rebellion. The speaker has lived a life of piety, of faithful observance of the…

Some Cebu areas susceptible to landslides host mining operations

Morexette B. Erram 09/22/2018

MGB-7 GEOHAZARD MAP SEVERAL areas in Cebu province that are susceptible to landslides also happened to host mining operations. Data from the Mines and Geosciences Bureau in Central Visayas (MGB-7), an attached office of the Department of…

PALMA BACKS HALT IN MINING

Ador Vincent S. Mayol, Benjie B. Talisic, Morexette B. Erram 09/22/2018

Amid the devastation and loss of lives from the massive landslide that hit Naga City, Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma joined calls to stop quarry and mining operations in many parts in the country. The prelate considered the…

Eight JO City Hall workers positive for illegal drug use

Morexette B. Erram 09/22/2018

EIGHT personnel from the Cebu City Hall tested positive for illegal drug use. The Cebu City Office on Substance Abuse Prevention (COSAP) screened 111 employees from the Parks and Playground Commission, and the Peace and Order Program…

20 traffic enforcers deployed to Naga City

Jessa Mae O. Sotto 09/22/2018

MINGLANILLA, SAN FERNANDO’S HELP At least 20 traffic enforcers from the towns of Minglanilla and San Fernando have been deployed to the neighboring landslide-hit Naga City to help man the traffic there. Jonathan Tumulak, Capitol’s focal person…

UNTANGLING THE GRIDLOCK

Ador Vincent S. Mayol 09/22/2018

PART 1 For more than two decades since the ‘90s, the streets of Metro Cebu have been his second home. “Usa ka kahig, usa ka tuka gyud ni akoa (I have a hand-to-mouth existence), said 55-year-old jeepney…

Volunteers: Making life a bit easier for victims

Jessa Mae O. Sotto 09/22/2018

DOYLE Molit, 19, has never rendered volunteer work before. But on Saturday, the marketing student of the University of Southern Philippines Foundation (USPF) decided to lend a helping hand to the thousands of landslide victims in Naga…

A day of horror & unspeakable pain

Futch Anthony Inso, Paul Lauro 09/22/2018

SURVIVOR’S ACCOUNT Beneath the soil and debris, 16-year-old Jonalyn Siton pounded non-stop on a liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) tank as she heard her father’s voice along with others outside the rubble. Help had finally come, she thought…

MINING HALTED IN 8 REGIONS

Ador Vincent S. Mayol, JOSE SANTINO BUNACHITA 09/22/2018

  In the wake of the recent tragedies in Cebu and Benguet that many blamed on quarrying and mining activities, President Rodrigo Duterte last night announced that he would consider suspending mining activities in most parts of…

Survivor starts fund raising drive

Jessa Mae O. Sotto 09/21/2018

  SHIELA Marie Panilag was not in their house in Barangay Tinaan in the City of Naga when the killer landslide devoured their community on Thursday morning. Although spared from imminent death, the 28-year-old could not rejoice.…

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